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Isn’t the opposite equally true?

Lawrence Rosen: Between Sunni and Shi’a, 19 November 2020

Sunnis and Shi’a: A Political History 
by Laurence Louër.
Princeton, 227 pp., £25, February, 978 0 691 18661 0
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Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry that Unravelled the Middle East 
by Kim Ghattas.
Wildfire, 337 pp., £20, January, 978 1 4722 7109 9
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... can be as dangerous as difference. Discussing the involvement of the Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, she notes that his ‘ways were also the ways of the Islamic Republic, hunting down its dissidents everywhere, imprisoning and torturing women, instilling fear in its neighbours’. Ghattas, a Lebanese-born reporter ...

America and Israel

Ian Gilmour, 18 February 1982

The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East 
by Mahmoud Riad.
Quartet, 365 pp., £11.95, October 1981, 0 7043 2297 8
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Palestinian Self-Determination 
by Hassan BinTalal.
Quartet, 138 pp., £6.95, July 1981, 0 7043 2312 5
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This Year in Jerusalem 
by Kenneth Cragg.
Darton, Longman and Todd, 192 pp., £5.95, February 1982, 0 232 51524 7
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... or for its adamant refusal of self-determination to the Palestinians – a right to which Prince Hassan of Jordan, in his learned and judicious examination of the legal problems, shows they are fully entitled. The apt epigraph to his book is Pope’s couplet: Truths would you teach, or save a sinking land? All fear, none aid you, and few ...

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